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Queer Justice is Racial Justice
This year, Chico's Annual PRIDE Weekend opens with "Queer Justice is Racial Justice" on Thursday, August 17th at the Chico Peace & Justice Center from 5:30-7:30pm.
This event is free & open to all ages!
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
This event kicks off PRIDE Weekend with an opportunity to celebrate and further the ways that LGBTQIAA2S+ community members and allies can effectively promote racial and social justice in the Mechoopda Territory and the Chico Area.
"Queer Justice is Racial Justice" aims to center those of the LGBTQIAA2s+ community that are underrepresented, ignored, or erased– specifically LGBTQIAA2S+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). Our aim is provide a space for communities of color, marginalized folks, and allies, to come together. The format of this event will consist of spoken word performances, musical performances, and live screen printing/art. Bring a T-Shirt, some fabric, or other article of clothing for a free silkscreen, courtesy of Pedal Press! This will be a safe space for connecting and community building. An open mic will be available after scheduled speakers/performers. Food and beverages will be provided at no cost. This is an indoor/event and is disabled/wheelchair accessible!
History of Stonewall
The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous, intense demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the New York City gay bar Stonewall Inn. Three often-forgotten people who made an impact that night were transgender women of color: Miss Major, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera. The Stonewall Uprising is often credited as one of the watershed moments in LGBTQ+ history, to which Pride Weekends all over the world have honored and celebrated for decades and many more years to come.
Chico Pride Planning Committee: A Quick Note
The Chico Pride Planning Committee has been planning with the understanding that LGBTQ+ rights are human rights regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, disability, religion, immigration or documentation status, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, age, or economic status. Our goal is to reconnect with our rich history, while unifying our Chico community through local sponsors, vendors, entertainment, and a weekend of fun for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Committee with questions, comments, or concerns as we invite any and all feedback regarding the inclusion and celebration of ALL members of the LGBTQIAA2S+ community.
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